Monday, January 3, 2011

My New Year's Resolutions

Some people make 'em, some people prefer not to put the pressure on themselves. Have you made any resolutions for 2011? I've made a number of them: specific goals for how I want to guide my personal style and my blog through the New Year.

{above: my outfit on New Years Eve}

  • Purchase any new clothing or accessories wisely. Also, better budgeting, smarter spending!
  • Declutter unnecessary items in life: clean out my closet (again!)
  • Continue to transform spare bedroom into a dressing room.
  • Surround myself with people who inspire me.
  • Undergo a hair make-over (cut and colour) early in 2011.
  • Wear more heels in 2011 and add more wedges/platforms to my collection.


  • Increase engagement and find ways to interact more with my readers
  • View and comment on blogs that are listed in my Blogroll 2X per week.
  • Produce a minimum of 3 blog posts per week.
  • Always return the favor of commenting on others' blogs who take the time to comment on mine!
  • Write an "evergreen post" once per month.
  • Learn html and CSS more thoroughly over the next 6 months.
  • Pitch a relevant article to contribute to Independent Fashion Bloggers (IFB) within 3 months
  • Offer a giveaway to my readers at least quarterly.
  • Aim to write posts liker a writer, not just a blogger.
  • Be sure to upload each outfit I post onto Chictopia as well.
  • Plan to update camera to a more advanced model within the year.
  • Start using a more sophisticated photo editing source or software within 1 month.

 What new years resolutions have you made for 2011?


Kate said...

These sound like great resolutions! I don't generally make any specific ones, as I'm in the group of not wanting to put pressure on myself, but sometimes I do think it's good to set specific goals! I also REALLY want to upgrade my camera - my friend Kristin just got an awesome one and it makes SUCH a huge difference. Must figure out how to get one in the next few months! Happy 2011!

Ashley said...

Great Resolutions, girl! I hope you achieve all your goals (and more!) in 2011! Happy Happy NEW YEAR!

Emma Dilemma said...

Love your resolutions! I can't wait to see what you do with your hair... I just went blonde!!!! (after years of reddish hues)

Bee said...

Great goals! When it comes to working with html I always found w3schools to be a great help. Perhaps it would be something worth checking out!

Ashley Hasty said...

I'm new to your blog...I saw your comment on The Daybook and thought I'd bop on over to your blog and say a quick hello!

<3 Ashley

Pam said...

"Wear more heels". Best NY resolution ever!!!!! Hahaha!

Omgitstiffduh said...

I love your resolutions!

Kendra said...

Best of luck on all of your goals. I'm a little behind, but I plan to spend this weekend really mapping out my goals for this year.


t said...

Nice resolutions! Good luck!

ari said...

love your goals! every single one is very good and have also crossed my mind. Especially the budgeting and making better shopping choices :)

chellemorgan said...

I love your resolutions - very practical and achievable! I've just been browsing your blog and I love it :) Happy new year!

Xo Chelle

Danielle said...

aww I love the blogging resolutions. I myself have made a list i taped right above my desk of the things I want to do with my blog. Best of luck. I really loved this post!

melissa said...

i made some goals, such as 'get new runners', 'do more girly things'.

made my first nail appointment today! pumped!

ps...just found your blog, fellow nb'er here!

Elle Sees said...

I'm doing 12 months of resolutions! First up, is my blog!